|Bridget looking at the camera. Brisket nursing.|
Her full name is Bridget Da'Cow. Wife and I wanted to honor our Saint-o-the-Year, St. Brigid of Kildare. Plus, the 7-letter/5-letter combo fits with our family's naming scheme. Some people do all "J" names, or everyone ends in "Y," or something like that. We do it numerically.
She's really sweet, and everyone in the family has grown to love her instantly.
Wife said hello the first day we had her.
|Wife feeding Bridget some grains and taking her for a walk.|
|Bridget saying hello to Thing #2. It was very warm this weekend.|
I've also been hand milking her the last few days. it's been getting better every day. Yeah. Let's put it that way. Basically, she injured a teat (I think) in transit. One of the quarters had blood in the milk from an edema. the vein is blue-ish and clearly visible. The others are doing OK, but she's still adjusting and not letting down for me all the way. She's kind of humoring me right now. But, we're making progress. She only kicked the bucket over once today. :)
All in all, it's an exciting time with our new homestead members. Stay tuned for more!